Water Pollution

Water Pollution is defined as the presence of toxic chemicals and biological agents that exceed what is naturally found in the water and may pose a threat to human health and/or the environment. Fish, birds and wildlife depend on clean water sources to survive just as people do.  When it becomes unfit for drinking or recreation, both man-made and natural communities suffer and deteriorate.

Pollution from a variety of sources can contaminate creeks and streams, causing discoloration, odors, or other conditions that are unnatural.  The Deputy City Manager, Resilience and Sustainability, along with the Department of Public Works (DPW) investigates reported problems to determine if they pose a hazard to human health or the environment.  

Online customers wishing to report a potential water pollution issue may click on the “Report an Issue” icon below to create an account or to continue as a guest to report an issue. Please complete all required fields, and provide any information that will help the City of Annapolis address the issue.  If you would like to report an issue via telephone, please call 410-263-7949 during business hours and after-hours please call 410-224-2140.